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    Is it possible to starve, without actually feeling hungry? (srs)

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    Ok, Im 5ft9, and weigh 250lbs.
    I was 266lbs last month but simply lost more than a stone just by changing my eating habits.

    I found out my basal metabolic rate(the minimum calories I should eat) was approx 2400kcals and that my body burned an additional 2000kcals from doing pratically nothing. So all I did was basically cut down my calories and it feels great.

    Now my basal metabolic rate is approx. 2300kcals. I love food, but these past few days my appetite is not as wild as it used to be. I dont feel the urge to eat so much.

    To reiterate my question, if I am eating less than my recommened 2300kcals a day can that be considered as me starving myself?

    Is it possible for me to starve myself even if I dont actually feel hungry?
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    No, a caloric deficit doesn't mean you're starving. You will simply lose fat and not be able to gain LBM. Eventually your metabolism will slow down and your maintenance will drop, and you won't lose any more weight until you drop calories even further.
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    Originally Posted by Greatnesso78 View Post
    I found out my basal metabolic rate(the minimum calories I should eat) was approx 2400kcals and that my body burned 4400kcals from doing pratically nothing.
    Huh?
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    Originally Posted by bethtwenty4 View Post
    Huh?
    My thoughts exactly. Your BMR is what you burn by doing nothing. There's no way your BMR is 2400 and you burn 4400 by doing nothing. The two are the same thing.
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    Originally Posted by bethtwenty4 View Post
    Huh?
    Little mistake, I was adding the total of my BMR and calories burned from activity. Edited now
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    Originally Posted by Greatnesso78 View Post
    1.) I was 266lbs last month but simply lost more than a stone just by changing my eating habits.

    So all I did was basically cut down my calories and it feels great.

    2.) To reiterate my question, if I am eating less than my recommened 2300kcals a day can that be considered as me starving myself?
    LOL

    1.) ITT OP realizes weight gain/loss is due to eating food.

    2.) Around here, most people find their BMR and drop 500 or so below that in order to lose weight. I doubt you are starving yourself. Are you eating under 1400 calories? Then I'd say you are nearing danger zone for someone your size.

    Diet is going to be 80%, if not more, of any weight you gain or lose. Get that under control and you'll be golden.
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    Originally Posted by bethtwenty4 View Post
    LOL

    1.) ITT OP realizes weight gain/loss is due to eating food.

    2.) Around here, most people find their BMR and drop 500 or so below that in order to lose weight. I doubt you are starving yourself. Are you eating under 1400 calories? Then I'd say you are nearing danger zone for someone your size.

    Diet is going to be 80%, if not more, of any weight you gain or lose. Get that under control and you'll be golden.
    so i can go 900 calories less??
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    Originally Posted by bethtwenty4 View Post
    LOL


    2.) Around here, most people find their BMR and drop 500 or so below that in order to lose weight. I doubt you are starving yourself. Are you eating under 1400 calories? Then I'd say you are nearing danger zone for someone your size.
    NO.

    People find their BMR x (activity level) then drop 20% from that number. Some people might be more or less than 500 calories. Regardless as to how you do it, your BMR is what you burn if you were comatose or lying around blinking/breathing all day.

    So no. OP you cannot eat just 900 calories. Jesus people. Stickies. Read them
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    Originally Posted by FemmeFatale28 View Post
    NO.

    People find their BMR x (activity level) then drop 20% from that number. Some people might be more or less than 500 calories. Regardless as to how you do it, your BMR is what you burn if you were comatose or lying around blinking/breathing all day.

    So no. OP you cannot eat just 900 calories. Jesus people. Stickies. Read them

    900 calories less from the 2300, cos she said 1400 would be the limit.

    my BMR is 2300 and I burn 2000kcals i should times the number and drop by 20%. that should be wrong
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